Battle of the Foundation Sticks: Anastasia Beverly Hills (ABH) vs Hourglass

Well it seems like this is the year for highlights and foundation sticks, every single brand is coming out with them. I was not a fan of foundation stick, I’m a super oily monster and foundation sticks can’t contain my oiliness. But then Hourglass came out with their Vanishing stick foundation. I saw Jordan Liberty ( & Wayne Goss ( review the Hourglass foundation and I knew in that moment that I NEEDED to have it! They said that it’s good for oily skin and full coverage, so I knew we were meant to be. I also saw Jordan Liberty talk about the ABH foundation (, he actually did the makeup for the product shots for ABH and Norvina and he also said that the ABH foundation stick was great for oily/combination skin. Each time I used these foundations I wore the Soap & Glory “One Heck of a Blot Instant-Perfecting Power Primer” ( and the Artis Oval 7 brush to apply.



Below are the swatches, the ABH is on the left and Hourglass on the right. I wear the color Golden in ABH and Beige in Hourglass.



ABH Stick Foundation review:

I like the ABH foundation stick! I find that I don’t have to powder that much with it (less than with the Hourglass foundation) and it has a matte finish. One of my cons about this foundation would be that their color system is very confusing and it took me a lot of time and research to find the right shade. Another con is that the foundation itself is difficult to blend out, it’s very thick.

Price: The price is $25 which is an amazing price point!

Link to buy:

Rating: A



Hourglass Vanishing Foundation Stick review:

To say that I love this foundation is an understatement. I LOOOOOOOVVVVEEEEE this foundation. It’s one of the best foundations hands down that I have ever tried. It blends like a dream and it’s SUUUPPPERR full coverage. It does have a satin finish and tends to get oily throughout the day, but I don’t know if it’s just me because I’m an oily beast. Cons: they don’t have the most diverse color selection and the foundation is a liiiittle expensive.

Price: The price is $46 which could be a turn off for anybody on a budget.

Link to buy:

Rating: A



Overall I like both foundations but the fact that the  one is instant full coverage and is easier to blend wins me over. Either way I would give both an A because they are both great. I hope y’all enjoyed this review and let me know in the comments if there are other products y’all want me to review.


P.S. That is not a dry patch on my hand, it’s just left over RCMA No Color Powder. 🙂


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